December 16, 2013 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Bennewitz, Germany - Unfortunately, your iPhone does not only ring when friends or important business associates try to reach you. It is becoming increasingly more common to receive calls from telemarketers, call centers, crocks and even some really unpleasant phone stalkers. Those calls are probably just as welcome as a sudden attack of the flu.
Until now it was impossible to find out - before answering the phone - if an unwanted troublemaker was behind the incoming call. The iPhone app tellows pro changes that. More than 50,000 users are taking advantage of the app every day. It works in 15 countries and reliably detects all stored, dubious phone numbers.
This is how it works - it is quite simple: The app deposits phone numbers that have been rated very dubious (they received a tellows score of 7, 8 or 9 - or at least three comments) in the contact list of the iPhone. However, the address database will only show three new entries, namely the numbers 7, 8 and 9 of the tellows score.
The number of any incoming call is now reviewed and cross referenced by the iPhone, to find out if the caller is listed in the address book. If it is a number that has been deposited by tellows, an immediate warning appears on the iPhone display. The also visible tellows score evaluates the phone number. The highest possible score of 9 indicates an "extremely dubious" caller and should be blocked immediately.
In a nutshell:
* iPhone app tellows pro - searches and evaluates phone numbers
* Evaluates calls from unknown individuals
* Indicates unwanted calls via tellows score
* Price: $ 2.99
* Special: Until Christmas the app is priced at only $0.99
* Also available as Android App
Christian Anton of the Consumer Protection Platform tellows.de:"The tellows community is active in 47 countries. Our users are reporting any new phone number that strikes them as objectionable, together with an explanatory description."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 5.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Load tellows now at a very merry Christmas price. tellows pro Caller Identification 1.10 (5.5MB) is available for download as iPhone app in the "Productivity" section of the iTunes App Store. It is regularly priced at $2.99. From now until Christmas it may be purchased at a promotional price of only $0.99 (USD).
Tellows was founded in 2010 as a free discussion forum to rate telephone numbers. Starting in Germany, it quickly grew and can now be found in 45 countries. In addition to that, an app for iPhone and Android was made to make the rating of unwanted calls and telephone numbers even easier. CEO of the Tellows UG is Stefan Rick.